The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1951 · Page 2
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,- PAGE TWO . BI/VTHEVTU,B. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, Aprfl », HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Boyle Seeks 'Real Old-Fashioned Grandma' To Put in a Museum »y HAI. BOVI.K NEW YORK, (^—Before the spe e'tes dies out altogether, someone ought to go out and trap a real olri- faishioncd grnndma. « And they ought to trap a real old-fashioned grandpa, too, and put them on exhibition in the American Museum of Natural History — somewhere between the dinosaur and the brontosaurus. But I suppose 11 Is too late. Are there any re«l old-fashioned grandparents left? If there are I don't see them anymore. No place, that Is, except in the magazine ads. You know the type of grandma I mean. She's the dear old white- haired soul with the kindly look. sitting In a quaint rocking chair and puttjne the finishing touches on a quftt. And remember the old- fashioned grandpa? He's the gentle character • with the time-frayed moustache. He Is sealed by the fireplace. His cane Is by his side, and a golden-haired tot is sleeping on his lap as the fine old fellow gazes with mii^tv ryes info the riving firp. • " Lc^emfary Characters ; Well, that's the kind of K^iuJ and grandpa 1 was raised to lii^Ji In. But today they're about as les- etidary as Santa Glaus. T haye met a lot of grandparents recently, but none of Lsem were sewing quilts or fitting by the fireside, They have become streamlined — just like trains, airplanes and motor cars. The jet age grandma does- n'l want to look like Whistler's Mother. Her model is Mnrlcne Dlct- j\rh, who Is n grandma, too, but gels a little tired of haying that fact mentioned so much. : Yep. grandma has done gone In for glamor and sex appeal. The only needle she knows is the one she gives grandpa for stopping off at a bar on his way home. She no longer has silver thread" among the gold She's a platinum blonde. And b; golly, arid by peroxide, she's going to stay a blonde! ;.. Who's Babj Sitter? 'She and grandpa don't hang ou In their children's chimney corner Thevyoungun.s live with them, ant grandpa .usually pays the rent. .The big argument about the house now isn't whether the grand children should be spanked. It's about whose turn is It to stny home and baby sit—mother's or grandmother's? : "They're your kids," says grandma firmly. "You stay home am raise 'em. Your father and I an - ilready 15 minutes late to our Samba lesson." Nope, grandma Is done with dlap ers. She'd rather play canasta o: talk about the foreign policy. Recently I visited a householt KOREA-BOUND CANADIANS-Four members of the 25th Canadian Infantry Biignde sport Irocjuois haircuts and a "commandeered" U. S. military poster as they prepare to leave Seattle, Wash., for the Korean battle-front. They are, left to right: J. Merowski of Winnipeg, G. Gogne of Sherbrooke, D. Piudhome of Hull and M. Juteau of Montreal. that has one of those golden-hatred little lots that used to fall asleep on grandpa's tnp. She was prettily begging her mother to let her stay up until midnight—"Just this once." Want to See Grandma '•Why?" said the harassed mother. "I want to see grandma come home," explained the tot. And at a parly I went to I spent an hour with a couple nf these streamlined grandmas. One was teaching the other how to . blow smoke rings, and all they discussed was baseball and who would win the Kentucky Derby. Gave me kind of an eerie leciihg, too. j You don't think grandma 'and | grandpa are stepping out? "Listen," said a night club operator, "if they passed a law thai- grandmas couldn't comn out after dark I'd have to close up this joint." When the wolf knocks on the door where - Red Riding Hood's grandma lives, he Isn't coming for a free meal. He's got p. date. Well, It's kind of sad to have Ihe old-fashioned grandma and trie-old- fashioned grandpa vanish like the dodo. But the new streamlined models seem to have a lot more fun. They" may not act their age, but It's rather nice to see the old folks growing young so disgracefully. British Columbia is 200,000 .square miles larger than the state of Texas. WILSON NEWS B> Hn. B. r B«yl« Arkansas General Glad Reds Have Started Spring Offense Mrs. E: D. Besll w*s hostess to he WSCS cl the Wilson Methodist Cliurch at her home last week. Mrs. John Enoch was progrnm leader. Twenty-four members attended. Mrs. Asa Porter and children •;pent last week with relatives in ilelcna. Miss Elizabeth Heart spent the weekend with her family in Trumann. Mis.s Jean Coleman was (he week end guest of Miss Audrey Crook In Parkin. Mr. and Mrs. Chafes Ryals of Lake Providence, La., were the week end guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Eyals, and family. Mr. and Mrs. Frank McDonald and children of Orecnville, Miss., spent Ihe weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Stotts. . Mary Lou shclton Is back In school after undergoing an appendectomy at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis ten days ago. Mr. and Mrs. Bufoid Boyles. Jr., motored to Jonesboro Thursday night to see her mother, Mrs. P. B. Pratt. Sr, who ts 111 with Influenza. Mrs. John Enoch is a patient at the Methodist Hospital in Mem» phis. She entered the hospital Sunday. Mts. Charles Lcftwlch and Mrs. O. B. Graven will attend the 26th nnmml convention of the Arkansas Congress or Parents and Teachers in Little Rock April 30-May 2. Mrs. Leltwlch is the newly elected president and Mrs. Craven, the treasurer, of the Wilson PTA, who Is sponsor- Ing the trip. Carl Bird will lead a panel discussion In the adolescent series of the "Growing Toward Maturity" study course when the Wilson Parent-Teacher Association meets Thursday night at 7:30 in the school cafeteria. A social will be held following (he meeting. Mrs. Carl Bird, president, urges that all members attend.' LITTLE ROCK, April 25 (A>>—An Arkansas general, Just back from the Korean front, says he's glad the Communists have started their spring offensive. Maj. Gen. Crump Oarvin of Harrison, said In an interview that the Reds' spring offensive means they will be "out In the open. You can kill a lot more of them that way." Oaryln. who left Pusan. Ko/ea, March 2«. said he saw the 936th and 937th. Field Artillery Battalions from Arkansas a s they prepared to go Into battle. The National Guard units have been in the news frequently because of complaints that they were not properly trained before being sent overseas. They're both fine outfits." the general said. "The spirit was high and they wanted to get right into it. They were two of the best outfits I saw, and I saw all of the men going Into Korea." Onrvln was in charge of supply at the South Korean port city of ptisan from July 4, 1950, until his departure, The Sli-year-old general would not comment on the Truman-MacArthur tiff. 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